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danybittel · 2021-03-18 · Original thread
I've been designing a complex desktop application.. there's not that much info out there. I found these helpful:

Designing the Win95:

Also the final design guides:

A (really old) book:

Another book:

Oddly enough these are all ancient. There hasn't been much innovation in that space though. (apart from High Dpi and Dark Mode)

Blender recently did a redesign of their UI, they have lot's of discussions about their rationale.

jakub_g · 2016-10-14 · Original thread
I have yet to read it, but I've seen good opinions on 'About face' in some threads on the topic

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